United States Army
$23.15 to $26.99
Open & closing dates
Opening and closing dates
$23.15 to $26.99 per hour
Pay scale & grade
Term - 2 Years
8 vacancies in the following location:
Relocation expenses reimbursed
This job is open to
U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.
This job is also open in another announcement to:
Federal employees - Competitive service
About the Position: Crane Army Ammunition Activity (CAAA) mission statement: To receive, store, ship, produce, renovate and demilitarize conventional ammunition, missiles and related components to meet contingency requirements in support of the warfighter.
This position is a bargaining union position.
This position is a Term appointment not-to exceed 2 years and may be extended up to a maximum of (6) years. This position may be converted to permanent career or career-conditional appointment without further competition as long as all requirements are met. To be eligible for conversion, employee must complete at least 2 years of current continuous service under a term appointment in the competitive service AND employee must have a current performance rating under such term appointment of at least fully successful or equivalent.
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As an Explosives Operator Leader you will be responsible for the following:
Pass on instructions to other Explosives Operators/Handlers from supervisor.
Check explosives-related manufacturing/production work in progress for compliance to supervisor's instructions on work sequence, procedures and to meet deadlines.
Provide status and progress of explosives-related manufacturing/production work to supervisor.
Maintain various specialized records for daily maintenance production and compliance with Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).
Ensure all needed materials, supplies, and tools are available for work performance in explosives-related manufacturing/production.
Job family (Series)
6502 Explosives Operating
Conditions of Employment
Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
Must submit to initial and random drug testing and have successful testing results.
This position you to possess, or obtain and maintain for the duration of employment, a Secret security clearance.
This position is subject to the Lautenberg Amendment.
Must be able to obtain and maintain Explosives certification without restrictions.
Valid U.S. drivers license and on base driving privileges. Installation driving privileges are automatically granted unless suspended or revoked.
Must be able to obtain and maintain a forklift license.
Must be able to obtain and maintain a respirator certification.
This position requires pre-appointment and annual medical examinations and have successful examination results.
This is a Term position scheduled to last 2 years. A term position may be extended to a maximum of six years depending upon the needs of management.
Term employment is subject to a one year trial period. Employees serving a trial period can be removed with limited appeal rights.
Who May Apply: US Citizens
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
There is no specific length of training or experience required. However, you must be able to demonstrate, through experience shown in your written application materials that you possess the sufficient knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the work of this position without more than normal supervision.
Minimum Qualifications (Screen Out Element): Ability to Lead or Supervise. Explosives Operator Leader tasks include lead explosive operators, explosive workers, and explosive handlers in a manufacturing environment; prepare work operations by checking tools, material and equipment; check work in progress to ensure work is in compliance with supervisory instructions on work sequence, procedures, methods and deadlines; assure safety and housekeeping rules are in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures (SOP). - Failure to meet this Screen out Element will result in an ineligible rating.
Ability to Interpret Instructions, Specification, etc. (other than blueprints)
Ability To Lead or Supervise
Ability to Perform Work with Dexterity and Safety
Knowledge of Equipment Assembly, Installation, Repair, etc.
Knowledge of Materials
Technical Practices (theoretical, precise, artistic)
Use of Measuring Instruments
Physical Effort: Physical exertion varies from light (in rare occasions) to arduous. You will be required in some instances to be exposed to large amounts of sensitive explosives. Some operations may require heavy lifting and pushing or pulling hand trucks weighing several hundred pounds. Ninety-five percent of the jobs require standing and walking on concrete throughout the day. In addition to standing and walking, many jobs require bending, reaching, and crouching on various compositions. Many operations, such as weighing and pouring powder, pressing and drilling explosives, and painting ammunition require the setting of a rapid work pace for long periods of time. Close attention of the eyes is required in the segregation and inspection of ammunition. The use of different colored dyes, paints and explosives requires normal color vision.
Working Conditions: You will be frequently exposed to moisture and wet floors and to fumes from acids and explosives. Likewise, will be exposed to the possibility of explosion and flash fires. In handling certain explosives, you are subject to possible poisoning, skin irritation, rashes, violent headaches, nausea, dizziness and injury. It is possible while performing work in this area to suffer injury such as: minor cuts and bruises, permanent physical impairment (e.g. loss of eyes, fingers or limbs), sterility or loss of life. Working conditions vary with type of assignment and is performed in environmentally controlled buildings, outdoors and in unheated and poorly illuminated magazines and warehouses. In rare instances you will be required to be exposed to such inclement weather conditions as rain, snow and ice. Is exposed to toxic fumes, explosive dust, unpleasant odors and noise. Skin and hair may be discolored from contact with certain explosives and dyes. You will be required to wear protective clothing such as specially treated coveralls, respirators, goggles, powder suits and cotton undergarments and other special safety wear during all working hours.
This job does not have an education qualification requirement.
Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
One year trial/probationary period may be required.
Direct Deposit of Pay is required.
Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant
This is a Career Program (CP) 33 position.
You may claim military spouse preference.
Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: (1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria; (2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 90 or above; and, (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Once the announcement has closed, a review of your application package
(resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your résumé and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If, after reviewing your résumé and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully when applying, errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.
You should list any relevant performance appraisals and incentive awards in your resume as that information may be taken into consideration during the selection process. If selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentation.
Basis for Rating: Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category. Best Qualified. Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for the announced position.
Highly Qualified. Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements for the announced position.
Qualified. Candidates in this category meet the minimum experience requirements for the announced position.
Background checks and security clearance
The documents you are required to submit vary based on whether or not you are eligible for preference in federal employment. A complete description of preference categories and the associated required documents is in the Applicant Checklist (External)
As described above, your complete application includes your resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply. If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.
1. Your resume: Your resume may be submitted in any format and must support the specialized experience described in this announcement.
If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.
For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application will be marked as incomplete and you will not receive consideration for this position.
For additional information see: What to include in your resume
2. Other supporting documents: Cover Letter, optional
Most recent Performance Appraisal, if applicable
NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove another person's personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility.
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How to Apply
How to Apply
To apply for this position, you must complete the online questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section above.
The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 03/22/2018 to receive consideration
To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application ( https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10160572
Follow the prompts to select your résumé and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.
You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
It is your responsibility to verify that your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) is complete, accurate, and submitted by the closing date. Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.
Additional information on how to complete the online application process and submit your online application may be found on the USA Staffing Applicant Resource Center.
To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login), all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/application/status/
If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application
Agency contact information
Army Applicant Help Desk Army Applicant Help Desk
BG-APF-W39ZAA CRANE ARMY AMMUNITION ACTIVITY
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Rock Island, IL
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If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application. Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration.
For questions regarding the status of your application, eligibility or qualifications determination contact the Central Resume Processing Center at USARMY.APG.CHRA-NE.MBX.APPLICANTHELP@MAIL.MIL.
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